Mumbai Braces for More Rain as Schools Close and Train Services Disrupted

Mumbai has been grappling with heavy rainfall since Monday morning, causing widespread disruption to normal life. The city witnessed school closures, suspended local train services, flight disruptions, and waterlogged roads, prompting authorities to urge residents to stay indoors and avoid unnecessary travel.

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has declared a holiday for all private and government schools, along with other educational institutes, on July 9. This decision was made in light of the heavy rain warning issued by the India Meteorological Department (IMD). Raigad and Pune have also declared a holiday for all schools on Tuesday, July 9, to ensure the safety of students amidst the heavy rains.

The Central Railways has rescheduled several trains due to waterlogged tracks caused by the downpour. The trains delayed or suspended on Monday will resume operations today. The railways have been working tirelessly to restore services and minimize inconvenience to commuters.

The IMD has issued an orange alert for Mumbai on Tuesday, July 9, and has predicted heavy rainfall for the city until July 12. Besides Mumbai, the Met department forecasted heavy to moderate rainfall in several other districts across Maharashtra until Friday. The city is also bracing for high tides today, further exacerbating the situation.

Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde held a review meeting on Monday afternoon at the state disaster management cell. He assured the public that he is in constant contact with authorities to monitor the situation and provide necessary assistance. He urged people to prioritize safety and avoid travel unless absolutely necessary. The authorities are working diligently to address the challenges posed by the heavy rains and ensure the safety and well-being of the city’s residents.

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